iDevAffiliate - Affiliate Software package

Hi All,



Has anyone used this software package with CS-Cart? They list compatible with CS-Cart

http://www.idevdirec…tegrations.php. Submitted generic question asking how it works with CS-Cart and got reply from there support…



[font=arial, sans-serif][size=3]What you'll do is enable the CS-Cart integration in the cart integration wizard. That will give you instructions that tell you to place provided code into this file:[/size][/font]



[font=arial, sans-serif][size=3]/skin/[your-template]/[/size][/font][font=arial, sans-serif][size=3]customer/views/orders/details.[/size][/font][font=arial, sans-serif][size=3]tpl[/size][/font]



[font=arial, sans-serif][size=3]There is no “hook” it's just editing the above template file.[/size][/font]



[font=arial, sans-serif][size=3]Any suggestions before we buy the package will be appreciated.[/size][/font]



[font=arial, sans-serif][size=3]TIA[/size][/font]

I've used the software and will be using it with cs-cart but not yet done that.



They'll have a bit of special code or you can use the default code on the checkout page I suspect.

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I've used the software and will be using it with cs-cart but not yet done that.



They'll have a bit of special code or you can use the default code on the checkout page I suspect.

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Thanks for the response. As you have already used would appreciate if you can tell me



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CS-Cart with affiliate add-on enabled it gives a dropdown selection for user to select “affiliate”. So this will get disabled.[/size][/font][font=arial, sans-serif][size=3]

Than will the user sign-in on the main cs-cart website and or will be taken from a link or? to this affiliate interface on the website?[/size][/font]


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What I am trying to understand that the software database will be standalone or integrate with cs-cart? Appreciate if you can share the process flow.[/size][/font]
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Totally separate system like this one;



http://www.websitehandyman.co.uk/partners/



Admin end



http://www.websitehandyman.co.uk/partners/admin/setup.php



It really is an advanced system, you can create all types of advertising procedures and upload banners, foldovers, email etc

I just checked on my system and here's what is says about introgation with sc-cart;


  1. Using FTP, edit this CS-Cart file: [color=“#0000FF”]/skin/[/color][color=“#CC0000”][your-template][/color][color=“#0000FF”]/customer/views/orders/details.tpl[/color].
  2. Find the following code which already exists in the file.


  3. Cut/Paste the following code into the bottom of the file.





    http://XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx/partners/sale.php?profile=XX&idev_saleamt={include file=“common_templates/price.tpl” value=$product.display_subtotal}&idev_ordernum={$order_info.order_id}” width=“1” height=“1”>

kickoff3pm,



Thanks for taking time to share the details. So you would suggest that it is worth investment? One question about making links & banners for store products…


currently as it is integrated in the cart, the products are pulled from the DB

with this standalone version how is the link created for a product with affiliate ID? Can you share few examples. What is looking is that the affiliates will just add for example .xyz Domain Names | Join Generation XYZ and will work just as a link to track?


TIA

Well it's a lot more advanced the the one in cs-cart.



The clicks are tracked as people visit, the only use of the tracking code is where they came from.



I've found it very good, I have about 45 affiliates but you do need to create the banners. Idev do regular discounts so if your not in a hurry I'm sure I'll get a pound for xmas soon. I have version 6, it's on v7.1 now so can't say it's it better but I think $99 is good value for what you get.



You can also use it for more then one site, I use it on two sites.

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Well it's a lot more advanced the the one in cs-cart.



The clicks are tracked as people visit, the only use of the tracking code is where they came from.



I've found it very good, I have about 45 affiliates but you do need to create the banners. Idev do regular discounts so if your not in a hurry I'm sure I'll get a pound for xmas soon. I have version 6, it's on v7.1 now so can't say it's it better but I think $99 is good value for what you get.



You can also use it for more then one site, I use it on two sites.

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Thanks, this really helps.

Can you create affiliate links to other sites? My issue is that I sell everything through my CS-Cart Shopping Cart but also have 10 other promo sites that are blogs, used to push people to my cart. I want an affiliate program but I want the ability to allow affiliates to add banners and ads that point to both my cart and/or blogs. With the ultimate goal of ending up at the “thank you for your order” page of my cart, is this possible with idev?